Through the RIOS™ process, a facility will evaluate all areas of the operation for potential safety hazards, and make necessary procedural and engineering changes to decrease the likelihood and severity of a safety incident.
Facilities will systematically monitor their training programs to ensure that all employees are adequately and regularly trained to perform their duties in a healthy and safe manor.
Employees will have a stake in their work environment. They will have the ability to report near misses, propose new ideas, and contribute to the development of a safe workplace.
FRAMEWORK FOR SAFETY
The RIOS™ management system provides the facility a framework to monitor OSHA regulations and ensure compliance on a regular basis. This results not only in a safer workplace, but in the elimination of visits and fines from the regulating authorities.
RIOS™ facilities conduct a thorough review of their environmental impacts. This includes considerations of noise, air, and water pollution, as well as energy consumption, and positive impacts like generation of recyclables.
The RIOS™ management system creates a framework for facilities to monitor and ensure compliance with all jurisdictional environmental regulations. When done correctly, this helps protect a facility from getting fined, or facing litigation for non-compliance.
BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR
Having a completed the voluntary RIOS™ certification, and implementing an environmental management system provides the facility with an opportunity to market themselves as good neighbors that care for the well-being of their community.
BETTER SERVE YOUR CUSTOMERS
Having a certified quality management system is a great asset to your stakeholders. Whether upstream or downstream, your customers and suppliers are looking for consistent, accurate, and high-quality products and experiences. By evaluating your operations, producing auditable procedures, and customer requirements the facility is better able to serve its stakeholders.
RIOS™ requires a facility to consider the way it communicates with all of its stakeholders. Whether managing the inflow of material, or ensuring that local emergency responders understand the nuances of a recycling facility, having plans for disseminating information effectively improves the facilities relationships with its stakeholders.
RIOS™ Recycling Industry Operating Standard 1250 H Street, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005 1-202-662-8535